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Old 11-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Wiil Ma Vic build a smaller bike that my wife could start out on, if she decided she wants her own. I sure as hell ain't putting her on an 883
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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IMHO, I ride the best, so should she if she chooses to do so.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Consider a VStar 650
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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What is wrong with an 883? Probably one of the best bikes that HD makes or has ever made. Who cares if it is a HD or a Yamaha, Honda, etc. When she learns on one of those bikes then move her up to a Vic. I like my victory but I don't think it is the best motorcycle out there, just the best one for me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:52 AM   #6
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V-star 650 or 900 is a great choice, same with Kawasaki 500 or 900 if you are dead set away from HD. As stated an 883 is a good starter as well and if needed you can get it in low as well. I just can't see anyone starting on a 106 and being comfortable, IMO.
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Vegas Low. Smoking deal on one in Tucson. It's on Craigslist. All tricked out even has LEDs plus great price. It's been sale for a couple of months so price may even be better. Off white color
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Enjoyed Sportsters for a lot of years .. Lot of good miles and smiles with it .. Although V Star, Shadow, are also good choices .. If she has never rode at all might want to start with a used Honda Rebel surprising power for it's size, and could move up without taking a big loss if she wants a bigger Bike, but the Rebel is the best starter bike there is, especially if small framed .. IMHO
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Word is, it's coming, but it's likely a few years away.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #10
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Some excellent advice in this thread from the Rebel to the Sporty. It just depends on the lady and what size she would feel comfortable with. Some take a year to get it down to the point of wanting to go bigger and others take just a few months. Then there are others who find it just isn't for them but they didn't know until they tried.

Sometimes I wish we could just rent a small bike by the month to learn on.

Does she have any dirt bike riding experience or even quad riding? Do they have any motorcycle riding classes in your area that will supply a bike?
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